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It’s Permanent

Investing in a foreign country in exchange for citizenship

Dear Sven,

I am a 40-year-old South African who’s been working in Vietnam for the last three years. I have been an expat for the last 10 years and have around 40 percent […]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Business, Money Talks|1 Comment
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Own it

Reading the fine print on foreign ownership of real estate in Vietnam

Dear Marijn,

I hope you can shed some light on this. A few months ago, I found the apartment of my dreams in Nha Trang. I paid for it, moved […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Vroom Vroom

Hit the brakes, sir. Is that cash or credit for the car?

Dear Sven,

I’m American and my wife is Vietnamese. We’ve decided to buy a car. I’ve never purchased a new one in Asia. We definitely want to buy new. […]

By |April 24th, 2016|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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Crowd-Pleaser

The ups and downs of crowdfunding in Vietnam

Despite popular belief, crowdfunding is not a modern financial model. In 1850 Auguste Comte created a scheme to issue notes for the public support of his further work as a philosopher. The Premiere […]

By |April 20th, 2016|Business|0 Comments
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Waterlogged

Protecting your deposit from an unreasonable landlord

Dear Marijn,

I currently rent a serviced apartment in District 2. About a month ago, I came back from work one evening to find pots and pans floating around in my kitchen. The service […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Vested Interest

Is a financial advisor needed when deciding to invest?

Dear Sven,

I moved to Vietnam six months ago, and am on a temporary assignment here until the end of the year. I am paid into my US bank account and, since living […]

By |March 28th, 2016|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments
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A Won-Won Situation

Korea and Vietnam are win-win economic growth partners

The Number One resource for Korean companies looking to venture into business in Vietnam is the Korean Chamber of Commerce (KoCham). Started in 2004, KoCham is one of the most influential and active […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Business|0 Comments
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Girl Power

In 2006, Kim Moore and Robin Austin started Network Girls to give female working professionals in Saigon an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas on life and business. “The idea to form a group for female professionals actually began a […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Business|0 Comments
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Un Espresso, Per Favore

Dear Marijn,

I used to worked and lived in Hoi An with my family before moving back to Italy where we currently reside. Now that our children have moved out to attend universities, my wife and I often daydream about returning […]

By |January 19th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Don’t Worry, You Can Trust Me

Trusts as a financial planning tool

Dear Sven,

I’m a keen investor who’s been living in Vietnam for six years now. I have a few property investments abroad, and I own a small stock portfolio. I have a son who is six […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|Business, Money Talks|0 Comments